DC And Marvel Basically Tread Water In March 2011 Stats

Posted by April 8, 2011 Comment

Right now, DC are probably feeling like Mad Hatters. The new Diamond statistics for comics distributed to the North American direct market of comic shops are out. And it’s a telling judgment on DC’s Hold The Line At $2.99 campaign.

Both unit share and market share are pretty much the same as in February. Admittedly Marvel had the death of Human Torch and traditionally take advantage of five week months like March over DC, as well as increasing Captain America and Thor books in time fior the movies, but it’s not as if DC hasn’t been busy either with books like The Dark Knight shipping and Unwritten gaining the top spot for graphic novels.. But overall DC has not seen the sales increases on its $2.99 than it might have expected. Of course, Marvel have increased the number of $2.99 books, and without dropping the page count. This is still ongoing…

In other market news, Image solidify their position in third place and it’s fair to say that April’s figures should give a further boost to this publisher.

Here are those stats in full.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS39.63%45.28%
DC COMICS27.62%31.50%
IMAGE COMICS5.45%5.09%
IDW PUBLISHING5.03%4.14%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.27%2.86%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3.02%2.74%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.09%1.66%
VIZ MEDIA1.15%0.50%
AVATAR PRESS0.96%0.80%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD0.88%0.22%
OTHER NON-TOP 109.90%5.20%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
MARCH 2011 VS. FEBRUARY 2011
COMICS17.13%18.97%
GRAPHIC NOVELS13.86%18.38%
TOTAL COMICS/GN16.07%18.93%
MARCH 2011 VS. MARCH 2010
COMICS-2.43%0.81%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-10.01%-16.61%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-4.98%-0.81%
FIRST QUARTER 2011 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2010
COMICS-8.57%-8.05%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.24%-13.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-8.14%-8.49%


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1FF #1$3.99JAN110748-MMAR
2GREEN LANTERN #64$2.99JAN110237-MDC
3GREEN LANTERN #63$2.99DEC100180-MDC
4BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2$2.99OCT100174-MDC
5BRIGHTEST DAY #21$2.99JAN110243-MDC
6BRIGHTEST DAY #22$2.99JAN110245-MDC
7BATMAN INCORPORATED #3$2.99NOV100164-MDC
8AVENGERS #11$3.99JAN110694-MMAR
9BATMAN INCORPORATED #4$2.99DEC100192-MDC
10FEAR ITSELF: BOOK OF THE SKULL #1$3.99JAN110692-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 3: DEAD MAN’S KNOCK TP$14.99DEC100305DC
2BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN REBORN TP$14.99DEC100246DC
3TAKIO HC$9.95DEC100634MAR
4BATMAN: TIME AND THE BATMAN HC$19.99NOV100225DC
5BATMAN BEYOND: HUSH BEYOND TP$14.99DEC100245DC
6IZOMBIE VOLUME 1: DEAD TO THE WORLD TP$14.99DEC100299DC
7BLEACH VOLUME 34 TP$9.99DEC101080VIZ
8THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE$9.99JUL068351IMA
9MORNING GLORIES VOL. 1: FOR A BETTER FUTURE$9.99DEC100470IMA
10THE THANOS IMPERATIVE HC$24.99DEC100645MAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 7 ACTION FIGURESMAR100358DC
2COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU: SUPERGIRL STATUEJUN100300DC
3WORLD OF WARCRAFT: LICH KING ARTHAS DLX FIGUREAPR100323DC
4JOKER 1/4-SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUEAPR100304DC
5DC X BISHOUJO: CATWOMAN STATUEOCT101632KOT
6BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURESJUN100288DC
7BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY TONY DANIELJUN100299DC
8HEROES OF THE DCU: BLACKEST NIGHT HAL JORDAN BUSTJUN100297DC
9MYSTIQUE STATUEMAY101624BOW
10WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 3: POISON IVY BUSTJUL100279DC


TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MARVEL HEROCLIX: GIANT SIZED X-MEN BRICKJAN111976NEC
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: GIANT SIZED X-MEN SUPER BOOSTERJAN111977NEC
3YU-GI-OH! TCG 5DS: STORM OF RAGNAROK SPECIAL EDITION BOXJAN111944KON
4MARVEL HEROCLIX: GIANT SIZED X-MEN ORGANIZED

PLAY KIT

JAN111978NEC
5MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MIRRODIN BESIEGED BOOSTER PACKSDEC101712WIZ
6YU-GI-OH! TCG 3D BONDS BEYOND TIME MOVIE PACKSDEC101687KON
7YU-GI-OH! TCG: DRAGUNITY LEGION STRUCTURE DECKJAN111945KON
8DC HEROCLIX: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD BOOSTER PACKJAN101703NEC
9MARVEL HEROCLIX: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN BOOSTER PACKJUN101864NEC
10MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DECK BUILDERS TOOLKIT 2011 EDITIONJAN111972WIZ

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